Located in the historic Crossroads Art District of downtown Kansas City, The Rieger can be summed up as a “Classic American Grill”. From the moment you walk through the front door of this beautifully restored 95 year old former hotel, you will know you are someplace special. From the original tile floor with the “R” logo, to the warm greetings of the hostess or bartender, The Rieger provides a sense of hospitality like nowhere else.
In keeping with the classic feel of the building, the bar features fresh squeezed juices and homemade sodas, tonics and bitters. The knowledgeable bartenders are well trained in classic cocktails and mixology and no detail is overlooked.
The great cuisines of the world were not created in lush palaces in giant cosmopolitan centers, but in places very much like Kansas City. Rich culinary traditions were formed in medium sized cities, in the heartland of various countries, with access to farmland, forests and prairies. In Italy, this was in Parma, Modena and Bologna in Emilia-Romagna; in Mexico it was in places like Oaxaca and Puebla; in France, it was in Lyon and Dijon in Burgundy. Rieger Hotel believes that Kansas City is in a prime position to develop a cuisine that speaks to its people, celebrates the bounty of our region, and can be unique and special. The food at the Rieger seeks to move in this direction.
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